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The use, misuse and abuse of freedom of expression risingsun.DannyArao.com


Remember this?

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What about this?

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Responsibility vs anarchy  Freedom is not “absolute”  Responsibility – necessary to prevent anarchy  Remember: With great power comes…  Great responsibility requires awareness of

professional and ethical standards

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Just an old quote…  “Responsible bloggers should recognize

that they are publishing words publicly, and they have certain ethical obligations to their readers, the people they write about and society in general” (CyberJournalist.net)

 This also applies to social media

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Are journalists imposing on bloggers and social media users? DEFINITELY NOT.  What’s crucial to blogging and social networking is  adherence to standards  conscious effort to be responsible

 Journalism ethics – used as basis because this is the

oldest and most developed in the field of media ethics  Bloggers’ Code of Ethics actually based on Society of

Professional Journalists (SPJ) Code of Ethics  Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics has elements of journalistic practice

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Bloggers’ Code of Ethics (Cyberjournalist.net)  Be honest and fair  Bloggers should be honest and fair in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.  Minimize harm  Ethical bloggers treat sources and subjects as human

beings deserving of respect.

 Be accountable  Bloggers should admit mistakes and correct them promptly. D. A. Arao

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We should observe highest standards of ethics despite notable lapses in journalism practice D. A. Arao

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We don’t want anarchy, right?

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PLEASE be ready for below-thebelt attacks! I was a victim of character assassination for an analysis I wrote about a sexist blog.

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Some lessons  Be level-headed

enough to engage in a healthy debate  Be mature enough to ignore personal attacks  Don’t stoop to the level of individuals whose concept of debate is maximizing logical fallacies (e.g., ad hominem) D. A. Arao

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Parting shots  Abuses could be done unconsciously if a person is

not aware of the ethical standards  Abuses could be done consciously if a person has motives that conflict with providing relevant information to help shape public opinion  CONCLUSION: Responsible blogging, social networking and journalism must be observed

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Blogging, social media and journalism  

This is my slide presentation at the iBlog: The 8th Philippine Blogging Summit on May 25, 2012 at the College of Law, University of the Phil...

Blogging, social media and journalism  

This is my slide presentation at the iBlog: The 8th Philippine Blogging Summit on May 25, 2012 at the College of Law, University of the Phil...

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